A Girl Called Joy Series

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We would recommend all readers aged 9+ check out this sparkling series about family, friends and finding the joy in life, with main character Joy as its central character.

Meet ten-year-old Joy Applebloom, a girl with a knack for finding the silver lining in even the darkest of rainclouds. In each book, she is faced with a new problem only her endless positivity can lighten. From helping a friend to finding an important cause to dedicate herself to even when her own mood is down in he dumps, she always finds a way to bring sunshine wherever she goes. 

From award-winning author Jenny Valentine, this is the perfect series for fans of Jacqueline WilsonCath Howe and Lara Williamson!

All the A Girl Called Joy books in order:

Book 1: A Girl Called Joy (2021)
Book 2: Love From Joy (2021)
Book 3: Planet Joy (2022)

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A Girl Called Joy: Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

'A delight for its warmth and humour, but principally because the writing is alive and stunning.’ The Sunday Times Child... MoreA Girl Called Joy: Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

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Book 2
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Love From Joy

For readers aged 9+ comes the second book in a sparkling new series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! F... MoreLove From Joy

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Book 3
Book 3

Planet Joy

For readers aged 9+ comes the third book in a sparkling series about family, friends and finding the joy in life! From G... MorePlanet Joy

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  • Planet Joy

    Planet Joy

    by Ona

    This is the third book in the series and is told from the viewpoint of Joy Applebloom. Joy is a ten-year-old girl; the sort who looks for rainbows whe...

  • Love From Joy

    Love From Joy

    by Ona

    This is the second book in the series about a girl called Joy Applebloom. Joy is a 10 year old girl with a very optimistic and positive outlook on eve...

  • A Girl Called Joy: Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

    A Girl Called Joy: Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week

    by Ona

    Silver linings are something Joy is very good at finding. She and her family have been travelling her whole life and she is a hugely positive person....